Juniper Networks Reviews

Updated 30 October 2014
Updated 30 October 2014
890 Reviews
3.3
890 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Fairly good support for work/life balance in many (but not all) parts of the business (in 72 reviews)

  • If you want to work on cutting edge technology then this company is for you (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance may get off the whack and little tricky to maintain that (in 23 reviews)

  • Senior management solely focused on OPEX as it drives their bonuses per the most recent 8K (in 22 reviews)

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  1.  

    It has been a positive one so far.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne

    I have been working at Juniper Networks

    Pros

    Some smart people and good information sharing online tools are decent to work with. The culture is a competitive one.

    Cons

    There has been a lot of changes in the staffing in the last 2 years, and the culture has changed quite a bit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The need to have more education programs for partners is essential. More online tools and resources should be made available to partners to empower them with ability to create sales and opportunities. The product feature velocity needs to be improved in areas where there is plenty of catchup needed.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Was good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Juniper Networks

    Pros

    Was great in the early days

    Cons

    Has lost the quality culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on core business

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Juniper is good comapny to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Melbourne

    I have been working at Juniper Networks

    Pros

    Good people, good management, its'a a company that 's big enough to engage the large opportunities and small enough to care about the outcome.

    Cons

    Product range is still somewhat limited. Market penetration is getting better but needs work. Marketing doens't exist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some money on marketing - for every dollar you put in you'll get back three,... That's how CISCO does it.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great people but hectic work/life balance at times

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I had the chance to work with probably the finest people in the field of Networking.
    It seems that every employee is hard-worker, dedicated and willing to go the extra-mile
    Pay above average

    Cons

    Things can get very hectic at times to the point where you just don't know when you will be home.
    Definitely not a 9-5 job (but not surprising, it's the Bay Area after all)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Work experience

    Former Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I worked at Juniper Networks full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, Lots of experienced people to work with, good projects and very solid software infrastructure to work on. Competitive salary.

    Cons

    It's really hard to think of cons. The process can be improved a little bit, since it's not a start up company anymore. Provide more tools and infrastructure to help software engineers' jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none.

  7.  

    Great employer! Couldn't be happier!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Operations in Westford, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Operations in Westford, MA (US)

    I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    State-of-the-art engineering tools to preform my job; excellent salary and benefits with very generous bonuses and perks; comfortable work environment; ethically sound and fair; high caliber of professional co-workers and managers.

    Cons

    Management has the expectation that folks will be available 24x7, which is unreasonable. Juniper pays very well, so people just go along with it, but the morale is not good because of it. Expect to work VERY long days - 14 hours seems to be the average. Executive leadership at times seems to be conflicted, which has - over the last two years - promoted a lack of faith in the company's overall vision. Communication between cross-functional groups tends to be territorial and not always in the interest of "team spirit"- a bit of finger-pointing going on... Way too many managers; a manager should not have just two or three reports - this is utterly ridiculous and not lean at all. Not much opportunity for growth potential; folks tend to get hired and then remain for in their positions for years because Juniper does not promote from within - they prefer to hire people from the outside.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to your subordinates to promote within your departments. Stop pointing fingers. Reduce the number of managers - we don't don't need a manager for two or three people. Remember that we have families and interests that don't agree with your unreasonable expectations to be available 24x7.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Stuttgart (Germany)
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Stuttgart (Germany)

    I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very supportive of career development - very supportive of training, and supports very clear career tracks for sales employees.

    Cons

    Company management has changed the corporate strategy several times within the last decade, and it can be frustrating to follow, let alone adhere to it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I worked at Juniper Networks full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work and life work are balanced

    Cons

    Management need to pay more attention to details.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Intern at Juniper Networks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cloud Applications Developer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Cloud Applications Developer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I have been working at Juniper Networks as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The culture is very nice, environment is very productive. I was able to talk with and discuss with my senior folks without any fear or issue. They were always there to help and guide me. The work was challenging and intresting. Loved each and every thing about it

    Cons

    Cafeteria is only present in two new buildings, older building does not have much charm in it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue being awsm

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Interesting fast paced work with a highly skilled team

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I worked at Juniper Networks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to learn new technology and best in class product development metods

    Cons

    Many managers are not people oriented - they have been promoted for their technical skills. Matrix management can cause challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train managers

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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